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    Further down the rabbit hole . . .

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    Re: Further down the rabbit hole . . .

    Post by System on Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:59 am

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    #1 'Attack/Heal (11-15)' : 14, 10, 7, 7, 5, 14

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    Re: Further down the rabbit hole . . .

    Post by Universal NPC on Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:05 pm

    "I don't care about livin'!" roared a defiant old man. In even his tired state the stubborn fool managed to evade two of Grodus' searing flames. One of them did manage to angrily splash itself upon his bare chest, however.

    Immediately the air began to smell heavily of roasted flesh and burnt hair, but do you think that mattered? "G-Guh... I ain't... I ain't goin' down like some bitch..." Weaker now than he's ever been, the cantankerous vagabond found himself falling upon one calloused knee. "I ain't..." he began louder, picking up a shaky head to glare at the robed miscreant. "I ain't gonna let ya get any satisfaction out of beatin' me. Ya hear that, ya sorry excuse for a Windows 95 piece of shit!? I hope ya get a damn blue screen and blow up in a plume of smoke and sparks!" The smackdown hath been layeth! With another snarl the old man rose to his feet and was determined to see his death through. "I'm tired of livin' like a rat, scurryin' about and wonderin' when I'm gonna eat next! I'm tired of livin', I'm tired of sufferin'! I'm just plain ol' tired!" And what better way to leave this world than with a disgruntled blaze of glory?

    Again the transient attacked, his heart and soul fueling his indignation where his body and mind had already tired. Death or not, defeat or not, he simply just wanted to rest. That wasn't such a heartless request, was it? "Eat knuckle, you yuppy sonuvabitch!" And he sincerely hoped you choked on it with love. Another trio of crazed punches straight to Grodus' cranial casing, this time aiming to get more than just a crack out of it!



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    Re: Further down the rabbit hole . . .

    Post by System on Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:05 pm

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    Re: Further down the rabbit hole . . .

    Post by Grodus on Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:26 pm

    Stubborn and defiant to the last, which was rather strange considering the hobo's words. Why would he still fight if he were so tired and weary of this life? The only thing Grodus felt at the vagrant's words was confusion. Why such defiance if the man wanted to end it?

    And then there were the insults, or at least the technomage thought they were insults. "Windows 95? What the blazes is that?"

    The first two punches were easily deflected by his staff, though Grodus ended up having to endure the last. It stung, but didn't do too much damage. Well, given his enemy seemed to want death so much, who was he to deny him? "I will grant you that wish for rest momentarily, now just hold still . . ."

    Again the flames roared across their impromptu battlefield!

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    Re: Further down the rabbit hole . . .

    Post by System on Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:26 pm

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    Re: Further down the rabbit hole . . .

    Post by Universal NPC on Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:55 am

    Would you look at that? Grodus actually managed to beat up and kill a poor and defenseless street bum. Good job. You know, for a psychopathic murderer who wouldn't lose a wink of shuteye for taking advantage of such a downtrodden man. Monster!

    S-SplrrrrRRRT!

    Oh, but what was this...?

    No sooner had Grodus' third fire spell directly made contact with the old man's bare chest, the sparks began to fly. Literally! In what could only be described as a brilliant display of heated embers and roiling smoke, the vagabond wasn't exactly what he seemed. What he said next ought to raise a few eyebrows, if not a chip or two. "Error: fatal damage. Unit integ-g-g-rity now at 0%. System is-s-s now shutting down. Subject may now proceed with the next p-p-phase." And just like that the old man fell. He fell and landed with an unexpected CLANK!, as if many moving parts had come to a rude awakening. What the heck was this dirty hobo, anyway? It should go without saying that people didn't sound like robots on an everyday basis. Perhaps it was time for Grodus to inspect his fallen opponent and get a better inkling as to what was really going on here...



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    Re: Further down the rabbit hole . . .

    Post by Grodus on Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:03 am

    "What the blazes--?" Well, that was certainly an unexpected sound to hear coming from what Grodus thought was a simple unshielded organic. That sounded more like one of the few times his fire magic had missed an unfortunate underling and slammed into something mechanical back at his base. How could he have missed something so obvious? His earlier scans had been right about detecting advanced technology, but the disguise over whatever this was had thrown him off.

    The technomage warily approached the downed hobo, if it even was a hobo, knowing full well there may be one last jolt of life in the thing. He aimed another scan at it and confirmed his suspicions, his former opponent was nothing more than a robot wearing a human disguise. He certainly didn't recognize the make from anything he'd ever seen before, though this was probably one of that E.B. fellow's units. Well now, what secrets did this thing hold? Hopefully having all but destroyed it would lead him to the next step towards his goal.
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    Re: Further down the rabbit hole . . .

    Post by Universal NPC on Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:55 am

    What the blazes is right. This wasn't a man, this was a Hornet! Not like Grodus would know the make and model, however.

    Ah, but this was only a minor detail - Hornet or not, the technomagus had much bigger fish to fry. Scanning the downed automaton revealed two things: one, it contained largely useless data; two, the actual prize must still be in the hands of the real vagabonds. The very same ones that had been observing this fight with wide and frightened eyes. Roughing them up shouldn't be much of an issue, especially not after what they had just seen. A particularly dirty fellow, one who knew better than to go instigating a fight he couldn't win, sheepishly approached the victorious (and banged up) Grodus.

    "H-Hey, man. Don't bother the rest of us, alright? That guy w-w-wasn't with us; he came from the neighbouring territory a few streets over." Which made perfect sense, given "that guy" was actually a murderous robot. A grimy hand rubbed the back of the man's head as he further elaborated, "I guess you want the l-l-loot, right? O-O-Okay, you can have it. Just don't hurt us..." And just like that the denizens of Portal City shuffled up and shakily dropped their acquired goods in a neat little pile before the technomagus' concealed feet.

    ...He did have those, right?

    Another mystery for another time. The "loot" was none other than pieces of a holographic generator. Why it was currently in shambles and not assembled entirely ought to prompt a few questions, however...  Right then! Fixing this thing up was no chore for the technomagus. Why, he'd probably get the generator back into tip-top shape in no time. It was strange, though... How come the buggy thing made a faint beeping?



    Street Cred: it's nice to be recognized, isn't it? The homeless group has forked over their coveted goods and won't offer any resistance. As a result, Grodus has now come into possession of a badly damaged holographic generator. It should be an easy fix, so that leaves out yet another vexing mini-game. Somebody up there loves you, Grodus; however, don't count your lucky stars just yet... That generator has a rather unpleasant secret!

    Unpleasant Secret: after being repaired and once again fully operational, the holographic generator will reveal half of a mysterious set of coordinates. Where do they go? No one knows quite yet, but the generator also directs Grodus into an entirely other direction...

    Pack your bags and bring lots of sunscreen, because you're heading out to the Tech-Dome!

    (NOTE: rest up somewhere to restore stats. You're going to need them!)
    (NOTE: holographic generator is also a bomb~! It will detonate thirty seconds after being fixed.)
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    Re: Further down the rabbit hole . . .

    Post by Grodus on Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:59 am

    There was a low growl from the technomage as it seemed this robot, whatever make it was, didn't seem to have anything of significance stored on its databanks. He roughly kicked it aside in anger, and turned a very predatory gaze on the vagrants still gathered around nearby. Even as tired and roughed up as Grodus was, if that one brave soul out of all of them hadn't finally listened to reason, he likely would've set the whole block ablaze entirely out of spite.

    Thankfully these actually organic hobos did fear for their lives, and coughed up the goods with no further trouble. It was only after they were out of earshot that he let out a sigh of exhaustion, then moved to collect the bits of tech they left behind. With only a cursory initial inspection, Grodus knew what the pieces were . . . it was very similar in design to the holoprojector he had installed in his throne room back home. It didn't take him long at all to figure out how the pieces went together, and with a few clicks the device was whole again.

    Immediately the device displayed two things: the first part of some incomplete coordinates, as well as a second set that looked to lead out into the Daemon Wastes somewhere. He memorized both as quickly as he could. Wait, what was that infernal beeping? Having a fair idea of the man he was dealing with given everything that happened so far, Grodus hurled the device away from him with all the strength he had left and dived in the opposite direction.

    A moment after he heard the holographic generator hit the ground--

    BOOM!

    When Grodus felt confident enough to survey the damage, he sat up and looked behind him. There was a slight crater in the ground and blackened earth and concrete around it, but not much else, and certainly nothing remaining of the projector. It wouldn't have hurt him too much, but given his current condition it was best to avoid damage where he could. Ugh, going after E.B.'s hidden stash was dangerous indeed...

    The technomage tried to stand up again, he managed to take a few steps and then stumbled, dropping to his knees. He knew he wasn't damaged further by that explosion, so this was probably just simple exhaustion. Even as much as he didn't want the trail to get cold, there would be no following those coordinates on this day. The battle had taken far too much out of him; to be expected given he was really fighting a fellow construct.

    Grodus tried again to stand, keeping his balance this time with the aid of his staff. There was nothing else to do but head to the Inn for a well-deserved rest . . . he started heading off, leaving the Outer District behind him.

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